Electronic Logging Device Challenged as Final Compliance Date Nears

The final deadline for truckers to comply with the electronic logging device rule is fast approaching but continues to face opposition from certain trucking groups.

It has been two years since the still-controversial electronic logging device (ELD) rule took effect, and the final date for 100% compliance is Dec. 16. That means that unless the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has allowed any commercial motor vehicles (CMV) an exemption, all commercial vehicles traveling on the roads in the U.S. must meet the deadline. Here is a link to the current exemptions and waivers: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/….

Of note is that, in the agriculture sector, transporters of livestock and insects are currently not required to have an ELD.